“Fenella Humphreys’ performance is a wonder –International Record Review
“a golden tone in all registers with the utmost sensitivity to where every phrase is moving” – The Strad.
Françaix – Sonatine
Bach – Partita no. 3 in E major BWV 1006
Schubert – Sonatina in G minor D 408
Gershwin/Heifetz – 3 Preludes
Cheryl Frances-Hoad – Sonatina
Ravel – Sonata
A graduate of the Juilliard School, British pianist Nicola Eimer has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe and the US, and has given concerto performances and recitals at major UK venues including the Barbican and Wigmore Hall. As a chamber musician, she performed with the Eimer Piano Trio for over 10 years, and now regularly performs with other musicians such as Richard Harwood, Fenella Humphreys, Christoph Richter and Maria Wloszczowska. She is a regular class pianist for the IMS masterclasses in Prussia Cove. Nicola studied with Danielle Salamon and later with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music where she received generous support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Delphine de Martelly Trust. She won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in New York with Joseph Kalichstein. She is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she teaches piano and chamber music at both Junior and Senior departments.
Fenella Humphreys and Nicola Eimer’s February 2019 release on Stone Records is an intriguing new collection of Sonatinas. Picked as The Strad Magazine’s Recommended Recording in April 2019, and described on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review as an ‘absolutely exquisite album’ and praised for the artists’ ‘lightness and quicksilver touch’, and ‘incredible tenderness’, this new release presents exceptional works by Jean Sibelius, Lennox Berkeley, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, William Alwyn, Gordon Crosse and Jean Francaix.